MAKOTO ITO / 伊藤誠
Japan Composer’s Association Member
May 1975: “Best Composition” winner at the Kyoto Music Festival hosted by Warner Pioneer
February 2004: “Grand Prix” winner at the Capital of Literature Music Festival Songwriting Contest
June 2011: Featured performer for benefit concert in honor of the victims of the Great East Japan
June 2012: Life story was featured in the NIKKEI newspaper
January 2013: “Kimi-no Kaze-ni Narou” (“I’ll be your wind”) was adapted as the ending theme song
for the TV program “Kenja-no Sentaku
“Makoto Ito is a storyteller, not a singer.”By Yoshio Ito (President of Yoko Seri Management)Comfortable and peaceful melodies. Rich and colorful lyrics with the scent of intelligence. A heart-touching and distinctive voice. Latin hints in an uplifting song which reflects his experiences in Madrid where he spent eight years as a bank officer. This singer-songwriter unmistakably has unmeasurable talent.
Makoto Ito's songs, which are merely a reflection of his personality, touch one's heart. And in our stressful, modern society, it's clear why his music is highly praised and gaining popularity now. The elegant humor sprinkled throughout, together with his unique spoken form, serve as a gentle invitation to Makoto Ito's live sound, which will be sure to offer the listener a moment of bliss.
His songs do not even require vocal perfection because they touch your heart from his style alone. He is a storyteller, not a singer. Please enjoy the immense pleasure of his music.
May 1993: “Invitation Card from Madrid”January 1998: “By the Time this Season is Over”February 2004: “Adagio”May 2009: “This Precious Moment”November 2013: “This Feeling of Mine”